Let me be clear, I wish Britain to remain independent at all costs, but let's indulge in a little idle weekend fantasy politics, shall we? Let me ask you to put your cards on the table. If you had to make a choice between Britain joining a fully fledged United States of Europe or becoming a 51st State of the United States of America, which would you choose.
And this really is, just a bit of fun!
Just for the record, I have voted for the USA, as we have far more shared values and culture. I also base my decision in part on the fact that whenever I go to the States I feel completely at home - not as if I am visiting a foreign country, whereas when I visit any European country it feels like 'abroad'. I love Europe, but I love America more. Simplistic maybe, but that's how I feel.